How is pediatric tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) toxicity prevented?

Updated: Mar 18, 2020
  • Author: Derrick Lung, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Stephen L Thornton, MD  more...
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Prevention remains the first line of defense against all pediatric ingestions. Important prevention measures include the following:

  • Child-resistant packaging of all medications
  • Proper storage of medications in the home
  • Education of parents and children as to the risks and proper use of medications
  • Easy access to poison control center information

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